Jul 21, 2011 9:00pm EDT
of this is republican presidential politics. jo job hunt jon -- jon huntsman and his campaign manager parting ways today. and then of course you have the vice presidential nomination. they want chris christie to run for president, but he will not, hint, hint, pick him for vice president. and mark rubio announcing as if we have been waiting for it that he will make his first out of his home state speech as a senator next month at the reagan library in california. is that a thing? the new awkwardness of course with how fast things are changing in washington is that markio rubio has said as recently as this past weekend he probably will not vote to raise the debt ceiling. in march, he wrote an op-ed entitled why i won't raise the debt ceiling, and that will be awkward to take to the ronald reagan liberal as statements are being circulated from reagan that if you do not vote to raise it you are all but a traitor. and then there's bob mcdonald. bob mcdonald has had a wobbly takeoff as a national republican figure. just days after he was inaugurated as virginia's governor, the republican national party
Jul 12, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >> neither side budged at the meeting that followed so let's bring in jake tapper and jon karl from capitol hill. jon, they tried to work on a smaller reduction deal but that didn't go much better. >> reporter: the divide is as deep as ever. they outlined 1.7trillion cuts, not enough but democrats called it completely unacceptable because it included cuts to medicare and no tax revenue increases. steny hoyer said he couldn't get a senior democratic vote for a plan. >> that means that it couldn't pass. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signin
Jul 19, 2011 3:00am PDT
. in 30 minutes, rupert murdoch and his jon james and rebekah brooks will face questioning from another parliamentary committee. cnn will have this coverage all morning. >> rupert murdoch on the hot seat as he answers questions about what he knew about this growing phone hacking scandal.
Jul 15, 2011 7:00am PDT
leader mitch mcconnell and even jon kyl working with house republicans they're negotiating a way to get this through. one way, we're going to raise the debt ceiling. that we know and the rest of this press conference was a little bit about what is it going to look like? how many cuts are going to be involved? how much is the deficit going to get reduced and then a little bit looking back and friday morning quarterbacking. what could have worked and what didn't work. >> chuck todd in the briefing room, well done. over to david gregory across town. david, of course, the unspoken thing in washington. spoken by some, there is this block of republicans in the house that wants none of it and the republican leadership is having a tough time. >> yeah, i think that limits the scope of what's possible here. my reading of what the president is saying is i can take something that we've already agreed to in principaprincipal. we will have that fight in 2012. a lot of 2012 talk in that, brian. what republicans were not willing to do and how they were not willing to lead and where he was. that will be